"Lioness" followed by Q&A with directors and female veterans of war
Dir. Meg McLagan & Daria Sommers, 2008, 90 min.
Lioness tells the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who were part of the first program in American history to send women into direct ground combat. Without the same training as their male counterparts but with a commitment to serve as needed, these young women fought in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war and returned home as part of this countrys first generation of female combat veterans. Lioness makes public, for the first time, their hidden history.
Followed by a panel discussion with directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, and Michelle Wilmot (Lioness and Program Director at the Veteran's Homestead Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Facility in Gardner, MA), and Anuradha Bhagwati, the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN).
A SOLDIER'S STORY: Two films and panels telling the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from the soldier's POV. Jan 27th (Lioness) and Jan 30th (Off to War).
Co-sponsored by the Service Women's Action Network
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